Vietnam’s Art Scene Gets Creative With Gender
Although discussion about women’s identity in the conservative communist country remains rare, a growing number of female artists are speaking up at cafés and art galleries, OZY reports. From staging performance art to sculpting, these artists are rejecting stereotypes and traditional roles in a country where gender equality is guaranteed by law — but where there’s still no word for “feminism.”
What does the state say? While work lacking “cultural and moral values” is censored from official venues, observers say these artists could still help alter Vietnamese gender assumptions in the long term.